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Quiting crystal. Some info please?????

Discussion in 'Methamphetamine / Meth' started by, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    @Dominica @deanokat I believe you both helped me clear up what I was trying to say,as I'm trying to be realistic about how to find balance I still struggle at time's with "self hate" its definitely getting better and it's not as severe but I have always cared more for other's than myself, it's a weird care for other's more than yourself and I understand it's a process "healing" learning to love one's self again or for the first time. It's hard to explain what I'm trying to say properly
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  2. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

    @True concern I know I can relate to what you're saying. Sometimes it is easier to love others over yourself. We're so darn hard on ourselves aren't we? It's easier to have compassion on others sometimes, but I think part of life's journey is to teach us to forgive ourselves and love ourselves despite everything. I think Christianity teachers this quite well.

    We've all got this carnal nature, the old man, sinful nature as they refer to it. In Psychology they call it the ego or shadow. That's the part of us that we don't like or hate. That's the part of us that's wounded. That's the part of us that we think we are, but we're really not that part LOL. We are not the carnal nature, we are not the sinful nature, we are not the ego, we are not the shadow, we are not the crappy things we've done in the past and we are not our negative thoughts or emotions.

    We are a spark of divine creation, created from some wondrous, luminous, powerful energy that you can call whatever you want. The part of us that will live on after this stinky ole' flesh rots in the ground or goes back to the Earth as I like to say. We do not have to identify with the old anymore. Rather, the new. Self-forgiveness is a choice.... So go easy on your "self".... Choose love... self-love. :) <3
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  3. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    I think you're spot-on, @Dominica. I know that it's way easier for me to love/help others than it is to do those things for myself. I struggle with that a lot. *sigh*
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  4. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    Thank You, this message is beautiful.
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  5. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    @Dominica @deanokat it's nice to know I'm not alone in that feeling, it allows me to feel more normal than I to speak lol
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